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Computational intelligence research initiative

Computational intelligence research initiative (CIRI)

Discover how BU’s work, alongside partner institutions, is helping to improve the understanding of computational intelligence for multiple audiences – and garnering tens of thousands of online views in the process.

The aim of the Computational Intelligence Research Initiative (CIRI) is to improve the comprehension of computational intelligence processes for everyone: researchers, domain experts, and those without any relevant experience. Computational intelligence processes are nature-inspired, e.g. evolutionary algorithms, and can be used to address complex real-world problems where traditional approaches fail.

These processes often involve complex algorithms, and yield many trade-off solutions to a problem which a domain expert must choose from. We focus on enhancing the interaction between the user and the computational intelligence algorithm using interactive visualisations, to enable a user from any background to understand the state of the process. This research is led by Dr Shahin Rostami and is a joint effort between members of the Machine Intelligence Group, Human Computer Interaction Group, Engineering of Social Informatics Research Group, and external collaborators from other universities.

Outreach is an important part of CIRI, and through public videos published on YouTube we aim to gain the interest of people from any background. These videos are intended for everyone, and as such no pre-existing knowledge of the subject or any scientific background is expected.

Multi-Objective Problems

We also provide an open-source data-set, MooViz, to support the development of visualisation techniques for multi-objective optimisation.

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